German Lentil Stew with Spaetzle – Swabian Specialty

lentil stew

The German Lentil stew with Spaetzle is a popular Swabian dish that is served in almost every Swabian “Gasthaus or Gasthof” (Gasthaus is a Inn with home cooked local specialties such as “Gasthaus Krone” or “Gasthof Bären” ). You can make the Spaetzle or…

Swabian Pretzel Rolls – Laugen Weckle from Swabia

The Swabian Pretzel rolls are our favorite when it comes to the German baking culture! They taste best when freshly baked with some butter. There are US stores who sell the pretzel rolls but they are not quite the same. Some are too sweet…

Maultaschen Swabian Pockets Recipe

Do you know the authentic Maultaschen Swabian Pockets Recipe?  This is a local food specialty from the South of Germany, Swabia, and it’s pockets or ravioli with a meat and/or vegetable filling. The classic filling would be a mix of spinach and ground beef….

Schupfnudeln – German Swabian Fingernoodles

The Swabian recipe “Schupfnudeln” is a regional specialty from the German region Swabia, from the Schwabenland around Stuttgart and Ulm (the region around Stuttgart down to the Lake of Constance, the region where Spaetzle come from). On every local fair they make Schupfnudeln with…

Swabian Sour Potatoes

This is a German dish that has its origin a long time ago. It’s from the time after the second world war ended, the time of a big food shortage. Such times, as bad as they are, created many dishes, and still they are…

Original Swabian Sauerkraut Soup

As you can see on the photo below the Swabian Sauerkraut Soup contains spinach, yes, exactly spinach. If you are skeptical, let me assure you, it is a great combination with Sauerkraut and tastes delicious. This Sauerkraut soup is very popular in the South…

Swabian Red Currant Cake – Authentic German Cake

The Swabian Red Currant cake or “Schwaebischer Traeubleskuchen” is a traditional summer cake from the Southern Swabia region in Germany (region around Stuttgart and Karlsruhe down to the Lake of Constance). Many Germans have a garden and red currant bushes are very common and…